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Belgian Newspaper Prints Extremely Racist Picture of President Obama and the First Lady as Monkeys

By / 03.24.14



President Obama is currently in the middle of a sweeping European tour, most notably kicking Russia out of the G8. Meanwhile, in case you think that Europe is some sort of bastion of good taste, sophistication, and tolerence (it’s not… they all shamelessly bang hookers over there), allow the Belgian newspaper De Morgen to prove you wrong. Next to an article about Obama’s tour in the Netherlands, they ran this extremely racist image portraying POTUS and the First Lady as monkeys. liberalization of marijuana legislation.

According to the Huffington Post, the article was a satirical piece that also joked about Obama selling marijuana. The newspaper presented the pics as if they had been submitted by Russian president Vladimir Putin. The paper issued an apology:

“When you consider the fragment apart from its context, which is a properly worked out satirical section, then you don’t see the joke but just a picture evoking sheer racism. We wrongly assumed that racism is no longer accepted, and that in this way it could be the subject of a joke.”

Meanwhile, Nigerian-born author Chika Unigwe — who lives in Belgium — is understandably not pleased.


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Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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